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Waterfront Labor and Management Unite To Honor George Floyd And Help Heal Nation; Peaceful Protest Hour To Be Observed At All Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports This Tuesday, June 9th

George Floyd Ahmaud Arbery Breonna Taylor Walter Scott NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (June 4, 2020) Leaders of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX), announced today that longshore labor and waterfront employers will honor the death of George Floyd with a “peaceful protest hour” at all ports from Maine …

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Protest Marches Across United States Highlight Broken System of Justice In America; ILA Leaders Warn Economic Imbalance Brought On By Automation Could Lead To More Unrest

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (June 1, 2020) Centuries-old patterns of discrimination throughout America and violations of Civil Rights and Human Rights, coupled with increasing examples of law enforcement brutality against minorities, like the murder of George Floyd last week in Minnesota at the hands of Minneapolis police, have led to protest marches and demonstrations in …

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After Years of Dedicated Effort, ACD Vice President Richard Suarez and ILA See Launch Today of Dedicated Ambulance and Helicopter Service At Port Newark/Elizabeth, New Jersey To Bring Immediate Aid to Injured Longshore Workers

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (June, 1, 2020) Richard Suarez, a member and former president of Local 1235, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and a current Atlantic Coast District Vice President and Executive Board member, has been a man on a mission for the past several years working tirelessly at securing a dedicated ambulance service for ILA …

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ILA President Harold Daggett Calls On Minnesota Governor To Bring Swift Justice To Those Responsible For Apparent Murder of George Floyd

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (May 30, 2020) – The leader of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO called on Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to bring swift justice to the police officers responsible for “the apparent murder of George Floyd.”  Harold J. Daggett sent an email letter to the Minnesota Governor late Friday evening, May 29, saying the …

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ILA President Harold J. Daggett’s 2020 Memorial Day Message to ILA Members and Their Families

May 25, 2020 Dear Sisters and Brothers: I extend warm fraternal greetings to you and your families as our nation celebrates Memorial Day 2020. Our union – the International Longshoremen’s Association – proudly acknowledges that our union’s flag that bears our initials “I.L.A.” also represents I Love America. On Memorial Day, we honor all men …

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